Grant Clarke

Grant Clarke (May 14, 1891, Akron, Ohio – May 16, 1931, California) was an American songwriter.

Clarke moved to New York City early in his career, where he worked as an actor and a staff writer for comedians. He began working on Tin Pan Alley, where he contributed music to films such as The Jazz Singer (1927), Weary River (1928), On with the Show (1929) and Is Everybody Happy? (1929).

He wrote the lyrics to the show Dixie to Broadway, and also contributed to the 1921 Ziegfeld Follies and Bombo. Later in his career he became a charter member of ASCAP and was successful in the music publishing business.

Clarke was the author of the lyrics to many popular songs of the 1910s and 1920s, working with composers such as George W. Meyer, Harry Akst, James V. Monaco, Al Piantadosi, Fred Fisher, Harry Warren, Arthur Johnston, James Hanley, Lewis F. Muir and Milton Ager.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 14, 1891 (Akron), Died May 16, 1931 (California)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1911 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter, composer

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Recordings (Results 76-100 of 304 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-53431 10-in. 5/23/1929 Let me have my dreams Frank Munn ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-53433 10-in. 5/23/1929 Am I blue? Don Howard ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-53460 10-in. 6/6/1929 Wishing and waiting for love Belle Mann ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-53475 10-in. 6/28/1929 I'm the medicine man for the blues Johnny Marvin ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-53584 10-in. 6/26/1929 Birmingham Bertha Bill Moore's Syncopators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-53585 10-in. 6/26/1929 Am I blue? Bill Moore's Syncopators Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-53902 10-in. 7/3/1929 Am I blue? Grace Hayes Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-55516 10-in. 7/27/1929 Birmingham Bertha Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-55608 10-in. 7/15/1929 Wouldn't it be wonderful Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-55688 10-in. 9/13/1929 Nobody cares if I'm blue Johnny Hamp ; Kentucky Serenaders Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-55818 10-in. 8/30/1929 Weary river Onofré Vidal Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor BVE-55842 10-in. 9/13/1929 Manso arroyo Juan Pulido Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor BVE-57120 10-in. 10/24/1929 Am I blue? Victor Salon Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal quartet lyricist  
Victor BVE-59699 10-in. 4/15/1930 Nobody cares if I'm blue Gene Austin Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Victor PBVE-61075 10-in. 3/2/1931 Thanks to you Cocoanut Grove Orchestra ; Bing Crosby Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BRC-70209 10-in. 9/3/1931 Now that I need you, you're gone Paul Small ; The Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-92904 10-in. 8/1/1935 Am I blue? Bill Staffon Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-99399 10-in. 2/27/1936 Ragtime Cowboy Joe Tune Wranglers String band, with male vocal solo and male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BS-053147 10-in. 6/18/1940 Ragtime Cowboy Joe Connie Barleau ; Bernie Cummins Orchestra ; Chet James Jazz/dance band, with female-male duet and vocal ensemble lyricist  
Victor D7VB-1917 10" 10/24/1947 I hate to lose you (I'm so used to you now) Don Cornell ; Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Male vocal solo, with female vocal group and jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor D9VB-1265 10-in. 4/11/1949 Am I blue? Four Tunes Male vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Victor BVE-Test-194 10-in. 11/19/1929 Am I blue? Rita Burgess Gould Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor PBVE-Test-314 10-in. 5/1/1929 Birmingham Bertha Janet Adair Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor BVE-Test-641 10-in. 5/1/1929 Weary river Dorsey Byron Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Columbia 19929 10-in. 6/11/1912 Whistle it Ada Jones ; Peerless Quartet Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  
(Results 76-100 of 304 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Clarke, Grant," accessed April 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103128.

Clarke, Grant. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103128.

"Clarke, Grant." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 April 2024.

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